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Wind Blown

Story ID:5991
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:2010
Person:Windy Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Wind Blown

Iíve been in a Kansas Tornado
Iíve been in an Okinawa typhoon
I moved to California
Maybe I moved too soon.

Here we have the Santa Anaís
Down through the mountain passes the wind does flow
And rushís across the lowlands
To the beaches and seas below.

Iíve lived in four different homes
In California and canít figure out
Why all the leaves and tumbleweeds
Gather in my front stoop and front yard without.

Does that old wind have me in its crosshairs?
Why am I a target for all the wind blown trash?
The leaves, papers, and debris
Why does it use my front door for a stash?

As I walk up and down the block
Not another house is shown
A cluttered front stoop
Where any trash has blown.

I guess Iíll never know
Why my front door is Natures trash can
Am I not supposed to question?
Please inform this frazzeled gray-haired old man.
Monte l. Manka 05-04-2010